My Radical Little Church

By |2018-08-16T18:25:49-04:00May 28th, 2018|Bible, Blog, Church, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Stories, Theological reflection, Women|

I’ve been ruminating on this post for a while now, and I’m still not sure I’m quite ready to express all that my heart is feeling.  But soon other things will be upon us, as happens in normal church life, and I realize that before long the radical thing that just happened in my little church will be so normal

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New Leaf Network Reflections

By |2018-08-24T17:04:45-04:00March 12th, 2018|About New Leaf, Blog, Canadian Culture, Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Theological reflection|

New Leaf Network Reflections One of my favourite things about New Leaf, in it’s start-up phase, is how much and how fast things change. When we gathered our tiny little group together on December 8th, 2015, to start New Leaf (on January 1st, 2016) we had no road map of how to get here from

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The 3% – A new measure of success

By |2017-08-04T17:37:44-04:00August 4th, 2017|Blog, Church Planting, Leadership|

Planning for your future becomes more important the closer you are to retirement. If you’re 20 and come into a windfall of cash, it’s unlikely all of that money is going into the TFSA. We tend to struggle with picturing ourselves in the distant future. Churches tend to lack vision that extends beyond 3-5 years. Lead pastors are kind of like politicians, they have direction enough for their term, and little beyond. What we rarely see is vision casting that extends into generations. We struggle as a whole to plan for the future.

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The New ABCs of Church Measurement is Just B

By |2017-07-17T14:45:02-04:00July 14th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

When was the last time a church coach or lead pastor was fired for not hitting a discipleship quota? Never. What we measure describes what we deem the most important in the community. By this metric

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From Invitation to Welcome

By |2017-05-08T22:41:35-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Women|

They say the journey to the top is a lonely one. While that statement is meant to address most leadership positions, it is the ever present reality of women in church leadership. When a woman enters the pulpit at most moderate evangelical churches they are often the first or one of few women that

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The Number of Women in the Room

By |2017-04-28T14:58:07-04:00April 28th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Stories, Women|

I love women.  I especially have a thing for strong, inspiring, encouraging women.  The list of amazing women who have shaped and formed me is a lengthy one and includes my mom, my three stepmothers (my Dad loves women too), a handful of mentors, two Jesus-followers and my fierce tribe of girlfriends.  I have

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